Providing functionality to everyday living, no home is complete without its fair share of appliances! This includes products like air conditioners, air purifiers, fans, microwaves, ovens, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers and water heaters. From helping in cleaning, cooking and preparing food to making your living environment well, livable (under Singapore’s sweltering weather and occasional haze), these must-have items are a staple in any HDB, condo or landed abode.

The key to buying a quality appliance? Find out what people are saying online. It could be reviews on an online seller page like Amazon or Lazada, the brand’s product page or online forums. Customer testimonials are a treasure trove of information on how an appliance actually works, how easy is it to install, its strengths and weaknesses.

To make your research process a tad easier, we have rounded up the most popular and well reviewed appliances to get for your home; plus nifty tips to guide you on what to look out for when shopping for various appliances.